Check it Out: Tails and Tales
Summer reading programs for all ages
By Virginia Roberts
Rhinelander District Library Director
Hello SUMMER! Welcome visitors, new residents and everyone to your Rhinelander District Library. RDL has much to offer. The Summer Reading Program theme is Tales and Tails has offerings for all ages. Friends RE-Tale bookshop is open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every Tuesday and first Saturday of the month. Your library is open 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday with wireless internet is available 24 hours a day.
Kicking off the library’s summer offerings on Saturday, June 12, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., is the Friends of the Library Re-Tale Shop indoor/outdoor Hello Summer book sale! All types of items, not just books are available. For more information or to volunteer contact the RDL Friends on Facebook (FOLRhinelander). Summer Reading Program (SRP) for children marches in with a pet parade at 2 p.m. Monday, June 14. This is followed Wednesday, June 16, with Tom Pease providing two fun-filled musical shows on the lawn. In case of inclement weather shows will be at the Dome. Free tickets are available now. There are also book clubs starting June 22 for third and fourth, and fifth and sixth grades, registration required. A virtual book challenge is available for kids who want to participate. Online Storytime is still Thursdays at 10 a.m., and Books and Blankets will occur throughout the summer, registration required.
Teens ages 12-18, have a Summer Reading Challenge starting June 7, made up of 25 smaller challenges. For every completed challenge, they may draw for a small prize. For every five challenges completed, they are entered into a grand prize drawing to take place at the end of summer. See RDL’s YA librarian for more details. Challenge ends August 27.
Adult SRP begins June 15 and runs through July 30. There will be make & take crafts, Crafternoons, and tale- (or tail- ) related programs. This year’s reading challenge requires a bingo card, available at the main check out. Entries for the prize drawings occur when you pick up a card, complete a bingo of reading, or a blackout of reading on the bingo card. A homemade tumbling towers contest with you choosing the winner is scheduled. There is also a Cutest Pet Photo Contest, sponsored by Northwoods Pets.
RDL SRP appreciates: Northern Arts Council, RDLFriends, RDLFoundation, Peters Memorial, Rhinelander GM, Culvers of Rhinelander, Ben the Man for the Land, Get Organized w/Janelle, Wildflower Wash, Organize your Life w/Kari Larson, Bath and Body Creations, Perfectly Posh, Beverly Engstrom, and people like you for supporting RDL.
There’s so much more, too much to list here. And all RDL programs are free to our community. Enjoy summer. Then remember, for the hottest new reads, music, movies, and other activities – RDL is your place. See what’s going on this summer or for more information; 715-365-1070 or www.rhinelanderlibrary.org .